Hi everyone. I recently failed to pass the AOSB last weeks. I just got my report and have decided that I want to go back in 6 months and give it another shot. To summarise my report, everything was fine except for two key areas of testing, the outdoor tasks and the planex. In the outdoor tasks I didnt manage to give a great impression of myself finding that I lacked the confidence that other group members had in quickly coming in up with solutions to the problems. I also lacked the practical knowledge to make a really useful contribution. Despite this I got stuck in and didnt give up. I found that on day 3 when we did the command tasks and it came to my turn I was able to come up with a decent plan no problem, and so I think the problem was a confidence issue (with outdoor testing, not self confidence) rather than a problem with my intellect. The other area I failed to shine in was in the planex. The problem here was that I spent the weeks prior to the board worrying about my mental arithmetic when in fact this is the easy part. I should have denoted much more time to understanding the modus operandi and getting used to practical problem solving under pressure. Anyway my sponsor has told me to give it another go so long as I think I will be able to improve in these areas in 6 months. I think that I can. I read a previous post where a guy talked about going on a Rayleigh International expedition and attending some sort of outdoor pursuits centre. These seem to be the sort of things I need to be doing if I want to improve enough to pass. I am just wondering if anyone else has any other useful advise as to how I might go about improving in these areas?